One of Those Days

Dear Jane – “Insanity Revisited”, Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses

I woke up Friday morning with a bad headache and by 8:30 I knew I wasn’t going to the quilt group – I wasn’t even out of my pj’s yet!  But happy to report the headache was gone later in the day and I was able to get moving around and do some quilting!  I don’t really try that hard to get to Friday morning quilting anymore – usually only 4 or 5 of us show up and sometimes I am the only one that even brings something to work on that is related to quilting – what kind of quilt group is that Sad smile    I’m not really that close with any of the women that go to the morning group.  More and more I think instead of going every Friday morning I might trim this one down to every other week and start to try to remember to go to the first Thursday night of the month group instead– different group of people (although I am not really close to any of them either!).  – I think I am not a group person LOL.

This is what yesterday looked like once again: off and on rain – at least it was more off than on.


More binding was stitched on Patchwork of the Crosses but I didn’t really work on it all that much – almost done with two sides.


Sunny Days is coming along!  Still a bit of work to do but no mishaps – just never feel like sitting at the machine for more than 20 to 30 minutes at a time.  I think I have about 5 more strips to do going down and then I need to do the strips at the top and bottom – shown sideways in this photo.  This quilt is feel very soft and cuddly – I think this is going to be the first machine quilted quilt that I will be really happy with if it continues this way.


This is the area I quilted Thursday night on “Insanity Revisited”  I’m pleased with the triangles – simple but yet fills the space.  Some of these blocks/triangles have so many pieces in them that it is hard to design what to quilt until I get into the area – each block/triangle will be quilted to suit the design.  I put in plenty of quilting as there are so many pieces you never know if something well fray and this way it will stay together until I can fix it LOL.


This is the next area to work on.  I don’t know if I will stick to the same type of schedule that I actually stuck to with POTC – I spent the last almost 4 months quilting more than piecing and there are projects to get finished that haven’t had a lot of work put into them since last year and there are more projects that I want to get started on – somehow I just never spend much day time hours sewing and do more of that in the evening.  I tend to do more machine work off and on in the daytime so that explains the little bit of progress on Sunny Days!  Binding is being stitched with the watching/listening to the dreadable evening news.


When do you do most of your sewing? I used to watch more tv then I do now and find I sewed more then in the daytime – I don’t like listening to books – I need to read them (I tend to flip back and forth a lot when reading and can never find the right place on audio) and I don’t just sit and listen to music while I sew.  I have gone through so many series on Netflix that I am at a lost at what to watch next while I quilt in the evening.

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13 comments… add one
  • ria May 31, 2014

    I just love your beautiful quilting! Have fun on those gorgeous triangles!
    It makes me want to take my Dear Jane out of her box and work some more on the little blocks…..
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Love from the Netherlands, Ria.
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  • Kathy ... aka Nana May 31, 2014

    Your quilting is perfect for your IR … complements without distracting from the pieced blocks. I usually do my sewing during the day … the lighting is better and lately I’ve found myself too exhausted after dinner to do much, even hand stitching. 🙁
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  • kaholly May 31, 2014

    Almost finished!! What a fete! You know how partial I am to the POTC! Glad your headache went away. As a long time headache sufferer, I sure can sympathize with you. I don’t watch much tv, either, and find I get so little handwork accomplished these days. I usually listen to an audio book while I sew at the machine. I’ll watch something on Netflix occasionally.
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  • Astrid May 31, 2014

    Lots of quilting needed on the IR, it looks beautiful. Machine quilting takes time too, especially straight lines. We have had rain the last days too, even last night, but today has been nice and sunny. My best time for sewing is in the morning… in the afternoon / evening I tend to get lazy. 🙂
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  • Debbie Rogowski May 31, 2014

    sounds to me like the early group timewise is the one you would prefer so it’s time for you to jump start them. Maybe the group needs some motivation to get the juices flowing again. If you are blogging to all of us you ARE a group person 🙂 Start a project or a theme that everyone could do. Or use the next meeting time to try and chat to see what others want. See I’m jealous that you have anything LOL, we are out in the middle of no where and I have no one to quilt or even sew with. Sometimes my on line friends will take a day and work on one quick project, then come back later in the day to show it off.

  • Swooze May 31, 2014

    Have you watched Dexter?
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  • audrey May 31, 2014

    I wonder if part of the problem is that you’re very intensely focused on your quilting projects and others usually aren’t? We’ve had that problem with our group until finally we stopped meeting altogether about a year and a half ago. Your machine quilting is looking wonderful–so glad you’re liking this one. And the stitching on your Dear Jane looks very complementary. It would be hard to decide on an all over pattern when there’s so much difference block to block.:)

  • Rebecca Grace May 31, 2014

    I have been getting more quilting done since I moved my computer from the office downstairs to a corner in my upstairs sewing room. I used to find myself getting bogged down in my office for hours at a time, when I just meant to sit down with a cup of coffee and ended up getting sucked into the Internet Time Wasting Vortex. Now that my computer is in the studio, I still have things to do to keep the household running throughout the day, but I’m able to sneak in some chain piecing here and there and make sure I have my next applique pieces pinned in place for the evening. I do hand stitching downstairs at night, watching TV with my husband. I’m not that into the television, just there for the snuggling, so I don’t care what’s on the screen as long as it’s nothing that will give me nightmares!
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  • Cathi May 31, 2014

    You are going to be finished with that binding in no time. I can’t wait to see the final reveal – I know it will be gorgeous!
    I do almost all my stitching at night while we watch/listen to television. For whatever reason, I just can’t seem to settle to stitch during the day.
    Have you watched Dalziel & Pascoe or DCI Banks? Both quite good British series.
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  • Victoria Jun 1, 2014

    Hi Karen! I like both: quilting alone and with another person, not big groups (I have two sewing friends who I meet not as much as we’d like to but as much as we can). For me it’s nice to sew and talk at the same time. Have you thought about meeting other quilting groups you might like more than the ones you are in now? perhaps it’s that and you’d feel more comfy with other people. Just a suggestion!. I personally listen to the radio while I quilt, there are travel and documentary radio programs which I usually listen while quilting to on sunday mornings which are very nice. Love!
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  • Elzaan Jun 1, 2014

    One day…one day…one day I will start my DJ. I think I will paper piece it, but for that I just need some more practice first. Seeing you quilting your second DJ is a great inspiration for me to keep dreaming of my one day…
    Currently I do some embroidery during the day. The lighting is better for me and at night I am too tired to really concentrate on needle and thread.
    Thanks for a inspiring post!

  • wendy Jun 2, 2014

    you always seem to be motoring along with all your projects! If you don’t enjoy quilt group, you should ditch it! I only get time to sew on my machine at the weekends. Evenings are for handwork in front of the TV with the hubs. Week days are for work. ;0(
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  • Sarah Jun 2, 2014

    Beautiful quilts! You’ve probably already found it, but I just found The House of Eliott, and am enjoying that series.

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